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UNC's Hatchell back to full offseason schedule

Monday - 5/5/2014, 5:31pm  ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has returned to her normal offseason schedule after completing chemotherapy treatments for leukemia.

Hatchell has been making recruiting visits along the East Coast and attending booster club events with other UNC coaches around the state in recent weeks. In a statement from the school Monday, the Naismith Hall of Famer says "a tough last seven months" has "only made me stronger."

Dr. Pete Voorhees says Hatchell's disease is in "complete remission" and that she will be ready to return to the sideline next season.

Hatchell was diagnosed with the illness before the start of preseason practice and didn't coach last season, though she said during the NCAA tournament that she could return in a supporting role if her Tar Heels reached the Final Four.


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